Textile Manager for Foam and Fabrics - Bahrain Bahrain - 44313



JOB DESCRIPTION

Job #: 44313
Title: Textile Manager for Foam and Fabrics
Job Location: , Bahrain - Bahrain
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Other Compensation: Accommodation, Car, Insurance
Employer Will Recruit From: Worldwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable

WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?


Join the motorsport community at the home of the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix!  

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Based at the home of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix
  • Continuous improvement of materials & construction
  • Guide the technical construction of the new products

The Textile Manager for Foam and Fabrics will be responsible for the continuous improvement of the materials and construction methods used in the linings of motorsport helmets with regard to Safety, Comfort, Durability and Aesthetics.  You will also guide the technical construction of the new products manufacturing section.

The Company:
This international manufacturing group services the motorsport community from A to Z, with everything made in-house.
The growing technical team needs a foam expert who understands foam densities, limits, and durability, to further enhance durability (the foam deteriorates with sweat, heat and compression) and improve construction methods to reduce production time.   

You will:

  • Develop and improve the construction of the foam linings of the helmets
  • Source raw materials and work with suppliers to develop new component foams and fabrics
  • Manage fabric testing and work closely with the safety department to ensure the suitability of foam, fabrics, and construction methods
  • Participate in R&D programs
  • Guide the team working on new projects to improve construction methods and productivity

The Challenge:
The racing industry requires continuous innovation and speed, to deliver the best in a very short time.  Technical knowledge is necessary, but common sense and a wide vision is invaluable
  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A qualification in Textile Engineering or a related field.  Training in Lean Manufacturing would also be useful
  • Experience in fast-paced, competitive engineering and composite manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of foam properties, standards, and suppliers
  • Understanding of the characteristics of fabrics and textile testing (durability, tolerances, stretchability, breathability…)
  • Knowledge of construction methods with the ability to demonstrate sewing techniques etc.
  • Knowledge of gloves, suits or other racewear construction would be useful
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills

Education:
University - Associate's Degree/Graduate Diploma/2 Years

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